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Meadow Lane Stadium (ATT 4,634) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Boyeson

Notts Co Notts County vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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D Leacock (81)

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Leacock flattens the Iron

Last Updated: 16/03/13 6:49pm

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Dean Leacock: Scored the winner for County

Dean Leacock: Scored the winner for County

Dean Leacock's late winner clinched Notts County a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe at Meadow Lane to keep their slim play-off hopes alive.

Scunthorpe had the better of the opening exchanges with Paul Reid's deflected effort narrowly missing the target inside two minutes and Akpo Sodje seeing his effort blocked by County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski when he was slipped in by Mark Duffy after nine minutes.

County's best chance of the first half came in the 40th minute when Yoann Arquin somehow headed over at the back post from six yards out.

The Iron nearly went ahead on the hour when former County man Karl Hawley dinked a clever chip inches wide.

But there was nothing clever about Hawley's awful miss a minute later when, after a terrible mix-up between Bialkowski and Haydn Hollis, he missed a near open goal from Sodje's pull back.

Scunthorpe were made to pay when Leacock stroked the ball home from Neal Bishop's knock-down after 81 minutes for the Magpies' winner.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Oldham Athletic 10 14
11 Fleetwood Town 10 13
12 Crawley Town 10 13
13 Gillingham 10 12
14 Coventry City 10 12
15 Yeovil Town 10 12
16 Notts County 9 11
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 9 4